Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2012

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Dark, leathery and deep on the nose with rich aromas of macerated fruits and flowers. Firm on entry and immediately showing a blend of power and po... Read more

Smooth red wine, inoffensive, but nothing spectacular either. Good everyday wine. Would buy again. Kick on first sip but mellows out with further... Read more

The first day this wine was pretty awful--very very bitter. On the second day though, it was so, so much better. It was smooth, but with a hint of... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 04/07/2014

Dark, leathery and deep on the nose with rich aromas of macerated fruits and flowers. Firm on entry and immediately showing a blend of power and polish with dark earthy plum and blackcurrant flavors wedded to a tense, firm yet transparent mouth feel. This is already showing hints of tobacco and dried fruit, adding complexity and nuance on the palate which gains hints of boysenberry, vanilla and nutmeg with air. While complex there’s not tremendous depth to the flavors here which turn black fruited and licorice toned on the firm finish, where the structure here powers on for quite some time. This is a serious wine at the price point and one that should be able to improve in the cellar over the short to mid-term, say 2 to 4 years. May underwhelm some who are looking for more at this price point but this is a terrific wine for the money. 87pts


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Snooth User: kasiaw
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/10/2012

Smooth red wine, inoffensive, but nothing spectacular either. Good everyday wine. Would buy again. Kick on first sip but mellows out with further drinking.


Snooth User: calywa
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/24/2011

The first day this wine was pretty awful--very very bitter. On the second day though, it was so, so much better. It was smooth, but with a hint of peppery spice. So good!


3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/06/2011

This one got better from day 1 to day 2 to day 3. Day 1 it was not very good at all and I could understand the previous reviewer. When I threw it in the fridge on day 3 and poured a glass it was actually quite nice, tasted like a Shiraz should with red fruits, some dark fruit, and a little pepper on the semi-dry finish. Considering the three day average I give it 3 glasses, but it was a very enjoyable 4 on day 3. I would encourage anyone who buys a bottle of this to open, then put a bottle topper in it, and let it sit for a day or two, then try it.


Snooth User: mcawrx
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/16/2011

Very easy to drink


Snooth User: mikebvew
997570131
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/22/2012

Juicy, ripe black fruit, red berries, with fairly soft tannins and not overly peppery or oaky.


Snooth User: mwid625
727268171
1.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/28/2011

This a very aromatic wine! We uncorked the bottle and left it open for about an hour before pouring. Upon walking into the room after my boyfriend poured the wine, I could start smelling the nose. The aroma at that point has notes of cranberry/raisin, but still was very tight. Color is a pleasing dark red-burgundy. After swirling in a large glass for a few minutes, the nose gained more heat and became less fruity. It gains an herbal aspect, which my boyfriend and I thought might be something of a sage/tarragon combo. Upon tasting, I was rather dissatisfied. It has an very bitter front. The wine has a lot of heat, which makes for an unpleasant sensation on the palette, basically numbing the tongue and cheeks. The finish can simply be described as bitter.


Snooth User: AbottleAday
453682165
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/14/2010

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External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
04/09/2014

This shiraz is a plumper style with plush red-berried fruits, generosity of flavor and supple ripe tannins. It has excellent structure and length.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Koonunga Hill Shiraz offers rich Shiraz fruit flavours of plums and blueberries layered with a touch of pepper and spice. The wine has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, the wine will continue to develop in the short term.This Shiraz is a plumper style with plush red-berried fruits, generosity of flavour and supple ripe tannins. It has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, the Koonunga Hill Shiraz will gain further complexity over the next two to four years. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/12/2011

The Cabernet and Shiraz blends begin with the Shiraz (70%) Cabernet Sauvignon (22%) Koonunga Hill. Purple-colored, the wine offers meaty black currant, blackberry, and blueberry aromas. On the pala


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 02/06/2013

This shiraz is a plumper style with plush red-berried fruits, generosity of flavor and supple ripe tannins. It has excellent structure and length.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/03/2014

Koonunga Hill Shiraz offers rich Shiraz fruit flavours of plums and blueberries layered with a touch of pepper and spice. The wine has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, the wine will continue to develop in the short term.This Shiraz is a plumper style with plush red-berried fruits, generosity of flavour and supple ripe tannins. It has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, the Koonunga Hill Shiraz will gain further complexity over the next two to four years. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/25/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 12 + Magnum Paket: Jahrgang: 20Inhalt: Region: Weingut: Festtags-WeineRebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Weinpakete


External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/08/2011

Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2008/2009 - Penfolds: Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2008/2009 - Rotwein von PenfoldsDieser Shiraz präsentiert sich in einem dichten Pflaumenrot im Glas, am Rand mit purpurnen Reflexen. Sein reiches Bukett verströmt warme und würzige Fruchtnoten dunkler Pflaumen und Kirschen sowie frische Nuancen von roten Beeren, cremiger Vanille, Gewürzen und zart duftenden Blüten. Der Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz ist sehr vollmundig, am Gaumen erleben wir einen mittelkräftigen Körper, reif und warm. Schön saftig zeigen sich Aromen von Blaubeeren und frischem Obstkuchen. Es gesellen sich weihnachtliche Gewürze, Pfeffer und Lakritz dazu. Wunderbar ausgewogen sind Frucht und Eiche, lang anhaltend sein Finale. Dieser Rotwein schmeckt hervorragend zu Rinderbraten, Steaks und Lammgerichten, zu Lasagne, pikant gefüllten Canneloni oder Ravioli und mittelkräftigen Käsesorten.Daten von Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2008/2009 von PenfoldsWeingut: PenfoldsLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Restsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 5 bis 7 JahreEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 18°C Barossa Valley


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Ratings & Tags for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz

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2010 04/07/2014

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2010 05/11/2012

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2009 11/05/2011

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2009 12/22/2010

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2009 06/18/2011

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